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Benefits Of Microdosing With LSD And Psilocybin Mushrooms

If there’s any truth to Terence McKenna’s Stoned Ape theory, then human evolution may owe a great debt to psychedelic microdosing — the practice of …

Six Amazing Discoveries About Psychedelics

<i>This article originally appeared on AlterNet.org.</i><p>Despite the fact that the U.S. government deems many hallucinogenic or psychedelic substances to be …

Our brains, with their intrinsic tendency to segregate, are designed to veer toward over-control. Psychedelics blow all that apart – and we can learn from them<p>I was in San Francisco last week, visiting my brother and revisiting the years we spent there as young men. We walked through Golden Gate …

Golden Gate Park

Book Review: The Mindfulness Edge

Mindfulness, for most people, often falls into the category of a luxury item, better reserved for those who have abundant amounts of time on their …

Mindfulness

The 7 Drivers of Old Habits of Thinking

Our patterns of negative thinking are often based on old, well-practiced, automatic cognitive routines (often repetitive). They are motivated …

At a time when mindfulness and every other yoga class promises nirvana, why are we so afraid that we could reach transcendence through a pill?<p>I have some helpful things to say if you are thinking about taking LSD. Do it somewhere nice. A safe space, if you like. And do it with people you trust. One …

Consciousness

Planet of the Apes: Can Chimps Really Shoot Guns?

In a viral ad campaign, producers of the upcoming film "Rise of the Planet of the Apes" have released a series of videos showing weapon-wielding …

Ethnology

First modern scans of people high on psychedelic drug has given researchers unprecedented insight into neural basis for its effects<p>The profound impact of LSD on the brain has been laid bare by the first modern scans of people high on the drug.<p>The images, taken from volunteers who agreed to take a …

Psychedelia

An Energizing Yoga Sequence To Start Your Week Off Right

Ever feel so tired and strapped for time that nothing but a bottomless pot of coffee could save you? Cue superhero yoga sequence! This simple (and …

People Who Constantly Point Out Grammar Mistakes Are Pretty Much Jerks, Scientists Find

But you probably already knew that.<p>Scientists have found that people who constantly get bothered by grammatical errors online have "less agreeable" …

Company Invents Gun That Folds Up to Look Like a Cellphone

A Minnesota company has invented a handgun that folds up to look just like a smartphone.<p>The .380-caliber pistol, called Ideal Conceal, will be available later this year and "will be virtually undetectable because it hides in plain sight," Ideal Conceal says on its website.<p>In locked position, the …

The people who are tripping forever

If you’ve ever taken hallucinogenic drugs, you may have had a moment to yourself – lost in the bright colours and fractured speech – where you think “will this ever end?” Of course, it does, but some LSD users report experiencing “flashbacks” – mild versions of previous trips that hit them weeks or …

Spring Has Sprung: It’s Time to Plant Your Garden

Here is what you should be growing in the garden this spring.<p><b>Spring has sprung, and that means it’s time to spend some time in the garden.</b> Although …

'Dragon' spotted in sky over Edinburgh

It could almost be an image from the forthcoming Game of Thrones series<p>A doctor has caught on camera the moment what looked like a fire-breathing dragon over the skies of Edinburgh.<p>Tom Foster, 25, was taking pictures of the Scottish capital when he said the "heaven's opened" and a giant rain-cloud …

This Woman’s Response To David Cameron May Be The Biggest Post-Colonial Clapback Ever

"Perhaps the REALEST segment a primetime news programme has ever broadcast on the British Empire." H/T Writers Of Colour.

These night skies over Yellowstone are hauntingly beautiful

IT IS AN AMAZING PARADOX; of dark skies and radiant starlight, that illuminates my favorite place to photograph our night sky: Yellowstone National …

How To Successfully Manage Passive-Aggressive People

A passive-aggressive person is likely to nod in agreement when you’re face-to-face. But lurking just below that phony smile you’ll find seething hostility. The incongruence between what you see on the outside and what’s actually bubbling on the inside, makes managing a passive-aggressive person a …

Cologne imam: Women provoked sex attacks by 'wearing perfume' and being 'half-naked'

A Salafist imam in Cologne has said victims of the New Year's Eve sexual assaults were partly responsible for the attacks. In a subsequent interview, …

Netgear transforms your power plug into a fast WiFi hotspot

2016 is here, and the flying cars and hoverboards are disappointing, to say the least. Worse yet, we still can't get a decent internet connection in our man cave, but Netgear is at least trying to solve that problem with a string of new devices for CES 2016. The most interesting is the PowerLine …

Wi-Fi

'Of course we can handle the pressure' - Wenger confident of Arsenal title

The 66-year-old is confident his men, who currently top the table, can remain at the summit and secure an elusive Premier League trophy<p>Arsene Wenger says he is confident Arsenal can handle the pressure of being top of the table, and believes his men are well placed to end their Premier League title …